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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Tuesday, April 22
    Earth Day Crafts
    Start seeds with us for the Tivoli Community Garden, and make some recycled crafts in honor of Earth Day. For kids in kindergarten and up. Phone: 845-757-3771. Email: tivoliprograms@gmail.com. Url: http://tivolilibrary.org/calendar.html.

  • Wednesday, April 23
    Germantown Kindergarten Screening
    Check G'town Central Schools' website for more info. Phone: 518-537-6281. Email: kharlow@germantowncsd.org. Url: http://www.germantowncsd.org.

  • Wednesday, April 23
    World Book Night
    Oblong Books & Music in Millerton & Rhinebeck are proud to serve as the local book pick-up point for this national, community event held on Shakespeare's birthday: "givers" sign up in advance to distribute free books to light readers and non-readers. Phone: 845-876-0500. Email: info@oblongbooks.com. Url: http://oblongbooks.com.

  • Wednesday, April 23
    "My Name Is Ruth"
    An evening with Bard Big Read and Marilynne Robinson's HOUSEKEEPING. Excerpts from the novel read by Neil Gaiman, Nicole Quinn, and Mary Caponegro. Discussion and remarks with Bard professors Deirdre d'Albertis and Wyatt Mason. Free and open to public, but reservations necessary. Contact Fisher Center box office, 845-758-7900. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: bhollenb@bard.edu. Url: http://bard.edu/hannaharendtcenter/bigread.

  • Thursday, April 24 - Saturday, April 26
    Rummage Sale
    Annual spring event. Thu 6–8pm; Fri 1–4pm. Sat 9am–noon/$5 per bag. Phone: 845-758-1184. Email: office@stjohnsreformed.org.

  • Friday, April 25 - Sunday, April 27
    Faculty Dance Concert
    Choreography by Bard dance faculty, performed by students. Fri, Sat & Sun at 7:30pm. Sun at 2pm. Tickets: $15/free w/ Bard ID; reservations. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu. Url: http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

  • Friday, April 25 - Saturday, April 26
    Inaugural Multi-Media Event
    Eclipse, a performance, featuring the choreography and light installation of award-winning multi-media artist Jonah Bokaer in collaboration w/ avant-garde artist Anthony McCall. 7:30pm. Tkts $20. Email: info@basilicahudson.com. Url: http://basilicahudson.com.

  • Friday, April 25 - Saturday, April 26
    Verdi's Messa da Requiem
    Conducted by Leon Botstein; James Bagwell, chorus master; w/members of the American Symphony Orchestra, Bard College & Longy Conservatory Orchestras, Bard College Chamber Singers, and Bard Festival Chorale. Fri & Sat at 8pm. $20/$15 suggested donation; free w/Bard ID. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu. Url: http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

  • Friday, April 25
    Hudson Valley in the Ice Age
    Authors Johanna and Robert Titus on the geology of the Catskills, Shawangunks, Taconics, & the Hudson. 7pm. Free. Phone: 845-757-3771. Email: tivolilibrary@gmail.com. Url: http://tivolilibrary.org.

  • Friday, April 25
    Mills of Landsman Kill
    Marilyn Hatch and David Miller offer a "virtual hike" along the kill, discussin the history of each mill along the way. Refreshments. 7:30. Rhinebeck Historical Soc. talk. Phone: 845-876-0246. Email: dhmny@aol.com. Url: http://rhinebeckhistoricalsociety.org.

  • Friday, April 25 - Sunday, April 27
    The Rocky Horror Show
    The Castaway Players Theatre Company presents its nearly annual production of Richard O'Brien's rock musical classic. Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun at 3pm. $26/$24. Phone: 845-876-3080. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

  • Friday, April 25
    Literary vs. Genre Fiction
    4/25: Panel discussion hosted by Jenny Milchman: literary vs.genre fiction; is there a real distinction or no difference at all? With Kelly Braffet, Carla Buckley and Therese Walsh at 7pm. Phone: 845-876-0500. Email: rsvp@oblongbooks.com. Url: http://oblongbooks.com.

  • Saturday, April 26
    Penny Social
    10:30am. Calling starts at 12 noon. Join us for many wonderful items and larger raffle items. Lunch/Desert items available for purchase. Email: gbrowne@hvc.rr.com.

  • Saturday, April 26
    Preview Party for Wilderstein & the Whitehouse
    Opening for six month exbition displaying, in part, many in-house collections which have never before been publicly seen and which show connections between Wilderstein and U.S. presidents over two centuries. 4–6pm; $25pp. Please RSVP. Phone: 845-876-4818. Email: wilderstein@wilderstein.org. Url: http://wilderstein.org.

  • Saturday, April 26
    Senior Citizen Prom
    Contact Rhinebeck Central School District for more info. Phone: 845-871-5500. Url: http://rhinebeckcsd.org.

  • Saturday, April 26
    Songs for Unusual Creatures
    Michael Hearst and his five piece band bring some of the planet's most bizarre animals to life. At 2pm and 7pm. Phone: 518-822-1438. Email: info@hudsonoperahouse.org. Url: http://hudsonoperahouse.org.

  • Saturday, April 26
    Buglisi Dance Theatre
    "Buglisi…works in images that seduce the eye as much as the imagination, with shapes, luminous textures, and stilled moments in time that offer an adventure in perception. " (DANCE Magazine). 7:30 pm. Phone: 845-757-5106x2. Email: pgrkaats@bestweb.net. Url: http://www.kaatsbaan.org.

  • Saturday, April 26
    Sights and Sounds of Africa
    Free event that aims to promote an appreciation of difference through storytelling, drumming, dancing and the creation and display of decorative and ceremonial masks. Sponsored by the US-Africa Partnership. From 2–5pm for ages 6–12 and their parents or caretakers, For more info please visit sandsofa.eventbrite.com or call (845) 389–7950. Phone: 845-876-3533. Email: rhinebeck.episcopal@gmail.com. Url: http://rhinebeck-episcopal.org.

  • Sunday, April 27
    Mid-Hudson Vegetarian Society
    Vegan pizza party (15% off) at Two Boots restaurant at 6pm. Phone: 845-876-2626. Email: rsvp@mhvs.org. Url: http://mhvs.org.

  • Sunday, April 27
    Classical Guitar Concert
    Mid-Hudson CG Society presents program of original compositions & arrangements by its membersat 3pm; $10. Email: rnraustin@gmail.com. Url: http://MHCGS.blogspot.com.

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Dutchess/Columbia Community Businesses

Life change from the inside out: loving support and guidance during transitions; healing for issues around food and body image; self-empowerment, intuitive readings. Trained with the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology.

Rhinebeck
845-876-0449

Whether for practical application or aesthetic collaboration with your home or sculptural elements in the landscape, simplify the process, enhance the outcome. We offer consulting, design, and construction services for the landscape and home. Fully Insured, significant references. BBB member, A+ rated.

845-758-4088

All types of excavation, stone driveways & repair. Septic installation, cleaning, inspection, repair foundations & drainage. Stone retaining walls. Land clearing. All types of earthmoving. Modern Technology with old-fashioned values.

518-537-4472

Specializing in non-chemical treatment of water and bacterial elimination. Drinking water and municipal treatment available. Commercial and residential treatment available. Rentals and financing plans offered. The standard of excellence in water treatment since 1973.

1888 Rt. 9W, PO Box 239, Lake Katrine
845-876-4489 or 845-336-4353

Spring classes include: belly dancing, Reiki, SAT and ACT prep, photography, piano, pickleball, basketball, collage art, Tai Chi, zumba, gluten-free cooking, organic vegetable gardening, babysitter certification, defensive driving, and 5-hour pre-licensing.

Red Hook
845 758-2241x3505

Consulting, design, and construction services for your landscape and home. Outdoor living space, additions, renovation. Please see our website and contact us. Fully insured, significant references. BBB member, A+ rated.

845-758-4088

Dave introduces a full line of plumbing and heating supplies at his retail store. Here both homeowner and pro can find anything they need for building and/or repair. Licensed Master Plumber. Major credit cards accepted.

Palatine Park Rd. & Main St., Germantown
518-537-4074

NDH is a Health Quest Affiliate, offering emergency, medical and surgical services, an award-winning birth center, nationally ranked Bone and Joint Center, Center for Healthy Aging, physical rehabilitation services, medical imaging, a Sleep Disorders Center, and specialty women's services through Women's View, as well as the NDH Breast Care Center and Dyson Center for Women’s Imaging. Log on to our website or “like” us on Facebook to stay up to date on all our latest advances!

6511 Springbrook Avenue, Rhinebeck
1-877-729-2444

A unique clothing boutique featuring runway and showroom samples, bags by Kipling and Whiting and Davis, SugarPlum toiletries, organic mineral make-up by ChaosCosmetics, shoes, belts, scarves, hair ornaments and more. Across from Rhinebeck Firehouse.

71 E. Market St, Rhinebeck
845-876-6729

Every item has a story . . . . If you have a passion for collecting you can find just what you're looking for in art, furniture, jewelry, lighting, sculpture, stained glass, ceramics, silver, books, records, textiles, coins and the unusual in the shop . . . and the stories that go with each item.

511 Warren St., Hudson
518-671-6130

Lovely country setting 10 minutes north of the center of Rhinebeck. 4 comfortable A/C rooms decorated with a combination of antiques and modern amenities. Hearty breakfast served from 8 AM. Lower rates mid-week/off season. Free WiFi.

339 Stone Church Rd., Rhinebeck
845-758-2427

An elegant rustic hideaway and working horse farm (with two donkeys!) on 40 acres. Sweeping pastoral views, rooms with fireplaces and jacuzzis, woodland walking trails, private decks, and great hospitality. All private baths and A/C. Farm-to-table breakfasts and dessert table complimentary with your stay. Weekday discounts for seniors.

52 Pells Rd., Rhinebeck
845-876-6838

On display in the gallery from Feb 1 to March 31: "Rouge," featuring fresh botanicals and luminous landscapes by Betsy Jacaruso and the Cross River Artists. "Rouge" reflects the heart and passion of the season.

The Rhinebeck Courtyard 43 E. Market St., Suite 2, Rhinebeck
845-516-4435

The Augustine Nursery has been creating landscapes of distinction throughout the Hudson Valley for 40 years. We specialize in larger scale, estate-grade trees and plants that you simply won’t find at the typical garden variety nurseries in the area.

9W & Van Kleecks Ln., Kingston
845-338-4936

For a unique collaboration of your nature and mother nature. We offer full services of design/build of landscapes, including stone work. We will create a low-maintenance, timeless aesthetic solution to your landscaping needs. Completely insured, references available upon request. BBB member, A+ rated.

845-758-4088

AboutTown Ulster: PO Box 474, New Paltz, NY 12561, 845-691-2089  EMAIL US
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